I almost screamed at my desk today when I heard this news. With a link on their website saying simply ‘thank you for waiting’, The King of Limbs is Radiohead’s eighth studio album, released via download this Saturday. In addition to the download, you can pre-order what is being dubbed as ‘the world’s first newspaper album’. No one quite knows what this will be, but we do know it consists of 2 clear vinyls, a CD, a purpose-built record sleeve and about a gazillion bits of artwork. I am most definitely pre-ordering it.
What the musical material will be like, nobody knows. Everyone seems to want The Bends mark 2, but I am hoping for something similar to In Rainbows; a perfect blend of the electronic and the natural influences that make Radiohead the game-changing band they will forever continue to be. The artwork certainly depicts an album of dark qualities. We’ll find out on Saturday…HOORAY!!!!!